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Nishida Shun'ei Wikipedia
Nishida Shun'ei (西田 俊英, born April 20, 1953, in Ise city, Mie prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese painter who specializes in portraits, and a professor of Japanese painting at Hiroshima City University.
In 1977 Nishida graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Japanese Painting.
Nishida Shun'ei was greatly inspired by Indian culture, and in 1993 went to study painting as overseas research personnel of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. While in India he was awakened to portraiture and in 1995 received the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) Award as well as the newly established Adachi Museum of Art Award for his Pushkar no Rojin ("Old man of Pushkar"), depicting the face of an Indian village chief.
In 1996 he won the Tenshin Memorial Ibaraki Award for Jakko ("Serene Light") depicting a young monk of Ladakh. In 1997 he received the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) Award for the second time for "Carlos", which was praised for its use of light in depicting the life and feelings of the subject. Shun'ei was recommended for dōnin ("member") of the institute.
The exhibition Inochi no Sanka led to the publication of the book of the same name in 2003.
At present Nishida Shun'ei is a Donin (member) and Hyogi-in (Councilor) of the Japan Art Institute.
Awards and Exhibitions1971 - Won Chubu Shunyo kai Award, selected at Shunyo kai 3 times.
1983 - Received the Award of Excellence in the 7th Yamatane Museum of Art Award Exhibition.
1984 - Gained the Grand Prize of 84 Tokyo Central Museum Japanese Painting Grand Prize Exhibition.
1990 - Obtained the Contemporary Art Exhibition Recommendation Award in the first Ryoyo no Me Exhibition. Exhibited at the Contemporary Screen Painting Exhibition (Western Germany and the others).
1995 - Won the 50th and 51st spring In-ten (Japan Art Institute Exhibition) Encouragement Award. Received the Japan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition Award Taikan Award in the 80th In-ten. Gained the 1st Adachi Museum of Art Award.
1996 - Received the Encouragement Award of the 81st In-ten, the Tenshin Memorial Ibaraki Award and the Scholarship Award of the Japan Art Institute. Exhibited at the 30th Contemporary Art Selective Exhibition of the Agency for the Cultural Affairs ( In 1998, 2003 and 2006 as well).
1997 - Won the Japan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition Award Taikan Award in the 82nd In-ten. The Exhibition of excellent art works purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1997 ( Ueno Nihon Geijutsu Kaikan).
1998 - Recommended as Donin (member) at the Japan Art Institute.
2002 - Received the Minister of Culture, Education and Science Award in the 87th In-ten. Private exhibition of Nishida, Shun'ei ~Prayer~ (Mitsukoshi Department main store and other places).
2003 - Retrospective exhibition of Nishida, Shun'ei ~ In Praise of Life ~ (Imai Museum).
2004 - Private exhibition of Nishida, Shun'ei ~ Tranquil time ~ (Seibu Art Forum and other places).
2005 - Won the Prime Minister’s Award in the 90th In-ten (Japan Art Institute). Private exhibition of Nishida, Shunei ~ In the Light ~ (at Matsuzakaya Department main store and other places). Private exhibition ~ Nostalgia ~ (Tenmanya main store and other places).
2006 - Won the 12th Adachi Museum of Art Award in the 91st In-ten.
2008 - Private exhibition of Nishida, Shun'ei～On My Way~(Daimaru Department main store and other places).
1983Flower Decorations before a Buddhist Image 150×162
1984Holy Bull 116.7×91
1995Painter of Minituarl 100×100
Old Man of Pushkar 218×172
1996Old Man in Mountain 100×100
Hints of Light 210×172
2002King 182×498 screen painting
2005Moon in February 182×332
2006Cranes in Kibi < Birth. Calling Birds.>174×768 screen painting
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